When the shadows flee

Smiling skies will bend above us

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Smiling skies will bend above us]
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Smiling skies will bend above us,
When the shadows flee;
Hearts now cold again will love us,
When the shadows flee;
We shall lose our care and sorrow,
Trouble nevermore to borrow,
On that blessed, peaceful morrow,
When the shadows flee.

Refrain:
With eternal day before us,
And our Saviour watching o’er us,
We shall join the endless chorus,
When the shadows flee.

2 Fetters nevermore will bind us,
When the shadows flee;
This dark vale will be behind us,
When the shadows flee;
There will be no tempest sweeping,—
In our loving Father’s keeping
We shall wake, where none are weeping,
When the shadows flee. [Refrain]

3 We shall view our home supernal,
When the shadows flee;
We shall meet our King eternal,
When the shadows flee;
There, where death will reach us never,
There, where naught our hearts shall sever,
We shall dwell with Christ forever,
When the shadows flee. [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving #45

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Smiling skies will bend above us
Title: When the shadows flee
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: With eternal day before us

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Church Hymnal, Mennonite #376

Include 9 pre-1979 instances
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